Chuck Eye Roast with Apples and Zucchini

On Purim, it is my family's custom to have two meals during the day. One is around 11am, the other about 4 or 5 hours later. There was a small problem: It was 10am, and I hadn't started cooking. I had all the side dishes ready: baked salmon filet, … [Continue reading]

Pot Roast

It has been so cold lately! I'm talking flannel pajama, hot water bottle, three- pair- of -socks cold. On nights like that, I like to make a stew like this. It's simple, hearty and warms the body as it fills the belly. This preparation is very … [Continue reading]

KFWE15: Food, Glorious Food: A Review

Many thanks to to Vicki Garfinkel  of VICKIGJ PR for the opportunity to attend KFWE. For inquiries, please contact her at vickigj@gmail.com All opinions and recommendations expressed in this post are my own and are unsolicited. For the entire … [Continue reading]

KFWE15: Wines Review

Many thanks to to Vicki Garfinkel  of VICKIGJ PR for the opportunity to attend KFWE. For inquiries, please contact her at vickigj@gmail.com All opinions and recommendations expressed in this post are my own and are unsolicited. For the entire … [Continue reading]

Homemade Tomato Sauce

The inspiration: A need for a delicious, minimally processed tomato sauce full of good flavor. I love making things for myself -I like the concept of being able to control what goes into what my family and I eat. Processed foods have a time and … [Continue reading]

Gluten Free Pancakes with Mini Chocolate Chips

The inspiration: A blizzard, and having my whole family home for breakfast Most of the day yesterday and into much of the day there was a large snowstorm ( they call it Juno. Why I am not sure). But in any case, we got a good foot or so of snow, … [Continue reading]

Arroz con Pollo (Rice and Chicken)

The inspiration: A trip to the local market I went to the local market down the street from my house for one thing. Just one! Does that ever happen to you - you need one thing and walk out with a whole cart load of stuff you have to have? That's … [Continue reading]

Baked Apple-Sesame Seed Chips

The inspiration: apples from a friend Confession time: I don't really eat that many apples. With few exceptions, I follow the FODMAP diet (although my family does not) and apples are considered a fruit to avoid because it has a lot of fructose … [Continue reading]

Roasted Mixed Nut Flour

The inspiration: 5 containers of freezer burnt nuts I always meant to use them, but I never got around to it. I had bought several containers of nuts after they were on sale, and stashed them in the freezer so they wouldn't get rancid. So a few … [Continue reading]

Salmon Pan Bagnat

The inspiration: Leftover salmon, gorgeous mixed greens, and wanting to make a quick and easy meal Leftovers- you have to love them or hate them. Every Shabbat, I prepare baked salmon for my family and there is always some leftover on Sunday. But … [Continue reading]